Real World Speed
Performance profile from 91,978 user samples
91,483 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 2GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 979
495 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 73% 3.5TB free
Poor: 73% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.4 % -2% 91.2 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
162 MB/s 0% 162 MB/s 0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
150 MB/s -4% 156 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.63 MB/s -3% 0.65 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.45 MB/s -27% 1.84 MB/s Faster random write.
+27%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
137 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
129 MB/s -6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s 0% 0.25 MB/s 0%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
201 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
184 MB/s -9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
186 MB/s +4% 179 MB/s -4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.95 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
0.75 MB/s -27%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.76 MB/s -24% 2.18 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+24%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
176 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+16%
152 MB/s -16%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.37 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
0.29 MB/s -28%
Market Share
Based on 3,727,159 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.7 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,250%
0.2 % -2,250%
Value
Value For Money
68.5 % -53% 105 % Much better value.
+53%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % -20% 71 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$75 Cheaper.
+25%
$100 -25%
Age
Newest
67 Months -90% 7 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 4TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $335Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $106
Intel Core i5-7600K $229AMD RX 480 $210Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $140
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $320Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $215Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $175
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $35
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $137SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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